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  2. Oh god... I didn't know about Christian I've been away for a while what happened !? I will attend these camps from now on, being so close to the qldnsw border. I always wanted to.
  3. gerbil


    It's the same one from the first post in the cactus pics thread. 'T. pachanoi' seed from SAB around 2003. Probably a Matucana type peruvianus. I call it G8.
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  5. Trying different proteins for serotonergic effects (along with Mg/Zn etc) these days Protein source tryptophan from seeds with a high tryptophan-to-total protein ratio can be comparable to pharmaceutical grade tryptophan in some studies [1, 3] They are nutrient-dense and mostly anti-nutrient-free. The seeds of Cucurbita sp.have been traditionally used as medicine. Among the Cucurbitaceae members, pumpkin seeds are big, abundant, and edible. Yet, these seeds are mostly discarded as agro-industrial wastes [1]. They are rich in protein, polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA), minerals (magnesium, phosphorous, copper and potassium, iron, zinc, manganese), carotenoids, beta-carotene, and Vitamin E "...a remarkable assortment of health-enhancing nutrients, from magnesium, protein, niacin, and zinc, to its high concentration of tryptophan and essential fatty acids, pumpkin seeds provide a powerful health punch" - anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties - protective activity against cardiovascular diseases - hypoglycaemic properties: Acute consumption of 65 g of pumpkin seed markedly reduced postprandial glycemia. Pumpkin seed has potential as a hypoglycemic food [4] - because of the high tryptophan content, pumpkin seeds might ease depression, anxiety, nervous irritability and insomnia - shown to improve the iron status I like other 'waste' products that are healing, too. [1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18066139 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16053244 [3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28463796 [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30055778 Sure I try to put love into some meals but other times, just need sustenance. I chew through quite a bit of protein powder to keep at 0.8g/kg. Was doing well dropping weight by using that. I've tried so many proteins from hemp to soy but just settle on whey most of the time. Epidemiological and clinical studies have shown that dairy products have beneficial effects on cognitive decline and dementia, which may in part occur through whey peptides [1] As I've sort of subjectively noticed, chronic ingestion of diets differing in protein source elicits marked differences in the brain tryptophan concentrations and serotonin synthesis [2]. and tryptophan concentrations and serotonin synthesis in brain neurons are remarkably sensitive to which protein is present in a meal [3]. Whey protein has been proposed as a potential functional nutritional food supplement that prevents the progression of neurodegenerative disorders [4] and and useful for metabolic disorders [5,6] A hydrolyzed protein source may be more adequate to increase brain tryptophan and 5-HT function compared with intact alpha-lactalbumin protein or pure tryptophan [7]. While there have been "no significant changes in clinical outcomes" in some neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's in human studies, it improves some biomarkers [8] Whey consists of a heterogeneous group of proteins, including beta-lactoglobulin (35%), alpha-lactalbumin (12%), proteose peptone (12%), immunoglobulins (8%), and bovine serum albumin (5%) Due to greater solubility, more rapid digestion, and resultant higher plasma concentrations of amino acids, whey appears to be a favourable protein to provide nutritional and functional benefits. alpha-lactalbumin: - Lactalbumin increased plasma tryptophan (3-fold) and the tryptophan ratio (50%) [9] - may enhance sustained alertness early in the morning after an overnight sleep, most likely because of improved sleep [10]. - Dietary protein rich in alpha-lactalbumin improves cognitive performance in stress-vulnerable subjects via increased brain tryptophan and serotonin activities. - Supplements of lactalbumin may be useful for nutrition research in relation to age- or disease-related memory decline [11] [1] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30011836 [2] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23395255 [3] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19454292 [4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29199432 [5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26516411 [6] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25888881 [7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18648776 [8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27423583 [9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23395255 [10] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15883425 [11] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16174675
  6. SoLiLuS

    Meet up: Brisbane

    Yep Im clear for that day.
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  8. Evisa

    Alien Cactus

    You are right !
  9. Halcyon Daze

    seed grown weirdo

    Nowhere in this thread does it even say Chemical Shaman's Dick CSD, so there I said it... Now people can search for it This thing just grows better and better! There's some amazing pics of this on FB lately. Thanks to the Americans who send us their finest genetics by the way, you guyz just keep on giving
  10. Halcyon Daze


    Beautiful clone! Any background on it?
  11. Evil Genius

    Alien Cactus

    Nope, it is definitely a Ferocactus. Google Images is a very bad tool to identify cacti. This rib structure is only present on Ferocactus and Gymnocalycium look totally different at this size.
  12. Evisa

    Alien Cactus

    I have done some more research and it looks more like Gymnocalycium type. Maybe a variety of Gymnocalycium Oenanthemum. However, I cannot find a picture of one that looks exactly the same. Thank you for your help anyway!
  13. gerbil

    Cactus pics

    Psycho0 Psycho0
  14. Jester988

    Red Khat Plants

    pm sent
  15. gerbil


  16. gerbil


  17. Evil Genius

    Alien Cactus

    Sorry, discussing ingestion of cacti isn't allowed here.
  18. Evil Genius

    Alien Cactus

    It's a Ferocactus. Could be Ferocactus glaucus, but not entirely sure which one it is.
  19. Hello, I got this cactus last year and I cannot find its name. Anyone? Thank you!
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  21. gerbil

    Cactus pics

    no worries, they keep me occupied that's for sure :D If you're after a certain price range or size pm me and let me know, otherwise i'll take some cuts and post them up over the next week or so with photos and prices. I've so much material piling up, have just done a big trim of things before the wind smashes them. Been procrastinating a sale for many years.
  22. gerbil


    dry forests, north east Melbourne, Victoria. cool/cold temperate?
  23. gerbil


    I thought it was pretty average, but couldn't be bothered searching more albums, so luck i guess :D
  24. gerbil

    Cactus pics

    HB06 pachanoi x psycho0 (psycho0 dominant)
  25. gerbil

    Cactus pics

    G3 G8 Adrian's
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